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Sport and Recreation Precinct

This consultation is now closed.

The  consultation ran from 3 July to 16 August 2020.

What's Next?

The information we have received from the community survey and from individual submissions is currently being reviewed and assessed.  The outcomes of the consultation will be summarised in a report to Council at a meeting to be held in the near future.   Council will notify the participants in the consultation when the report is finalised and the date of the Council meeting it will be considered and information will be made available on the Council website.        


In 2008 the Lane Cove Council Recreation Action Plan found that there are no public indoor sports courts in the Lane Cove area and that there was a lack of facilities that would have been traditionally classified as 'women's sport'.

Studies also show that there is a supply / demand imbalance in Sydney's North for sports such as basketball and netball.

To address the situation, Council is gauging community interest in a new Sport and Recreation Precinct on the curtilage of the current Lane Cove Golf Course. In addition to providing increased access to multi-court facilities the plans also improve visitation to the golf course to make golf sustainable at the site as since 2001, the number of games being played at the course has more than halved.

To help explain what is planned for the site, Council has put together a video that highlights the features of the Sport and Recreation Precinct Concept Plans

The Plans shows how the following activities can be accommodated on the current site at 180 River Road:

  • A nine-hole golf course
  • Golf driving range (optional)
  • Putt-putt golf (optional)
  • 5 indoor multi-sport courts and 4 outdoor multi-sport courts
  • A Stage for large scale meetings/performance
  • Program space for activities such as gymnastics and yoga etc.
  • Café and Restaurant
  • Expanded car park.

Watch the video about the Sport and Recreation Precinct

At its meeting of 16 March 2020, Council resolved to seek community feedback to include two options in relation to the golf course. Option 1 would see only minimal changes to the first hole to accommodate the multi-sport indoor and outdoor courts. The second option also includes putt-putt golf and a golf driving range to ensure the precinct becomes a golf 'destination' for all ages. To accommodate these facilities, Greg Norman Golf Course Design was commissioned to design a shortened golf course layout that would remain challenging and be accredited by Golf NSW.

You may also find that your questions are answered in our Frequently Asked Questions.

Key documents

For further infomration please contact David Stevens, Manager – Commercial Operations (02) 9911 3664.